Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing & Covid

 

Kim McCormack – Mental Health First Aider

 

 

The impact and experience of the COVID-19 outbreak has been different for everyone, as has how we have reacted, but there’s no doubt it’s been a really difficult time for us all.

That’s why it’s so important to do what we can to look after our mental health and wellbeing, now more than ever.

At TLCIS we have a dedicated Mental Health First Aider who offers supportive  conversations about mental health and wellbeing and are the point of contact for pupils and  staff who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress.

 

Our Mental Health First Aiders are trained to:

  • Spot the early signs and symptoms of mental ill health
  • Start a supportive conversation with a colleague who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress
  • Listen to the person non-judgementally
  • Encourage and signpost the person to access appropriate professional support or self-help strategies.
  • Escalate to the appropriate emergency services, if necessary
  • Maintain confidentiality as appropriate
  • Protect themselves while performing their role

 

Upcoming Dates 2022

 

Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January

LGBT History Month, February

Time to Talk Day, 3rd February

Sexual Abuse & Violence Awareness Week, 7th – 13th February

Children’s Mental Health Week, 7th – 13th February

Safer Internet Day, 8th February

International Childhood Cancer Day, 15th February

World Day of Social Justice, 20th February

Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 28th February to 6th March

University Mental Health Day, 3rd March 2022

World Bipolar Day, 30th March 2022

World Bipolar Day, 30th March 2022